Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:03 PM
As mentioned it does depend on where you live in part.
The younger generation, those under 30 seem to operate entirely in C and often look at me strange when I say its 80F out.
As for weight, that seems to be a sticking point for some, however the kg is popular...since it makes women thinner. " Why I only weigh 68kg ! "
Measurements in business are almost all in metric, as the tolerances are so low it makes perfect sense. Whats a quarter inch when a centimetre works perfectly. This bis especially so when dealing outside the country. As I understand it, most businesses would prefer the metric all around (businesses that measure stuff that is)
Me, I go both ways with ease however the one I dont use anymore, contrary to wilbur's way, is the L per 100K for gas consumption. The computer on my car I leave in metric and it has become normal for me, although I used to flick the switch all the time betw F and C etc)
When Metric Canada was announced way back in the early to mid 70s , I recall it being somewhat controversial , but that it died down when most people could see both systems on the same product, which is still the same today for shopping, although the dollar per pound is still dominant in the meat dept.
Oh....and I still have the first issue of Metric Canada glassware, the stylized 'M' and CANADA emblazoned across the front.
Courtesy of my dad, who was on the board of governers who oversaw the switch. He was an engineer and used to try and explain to us kids why it would be better.
I can sell them if anyone is interested...name the price , but no being like Rick on pawn brokers, none of this 'well they are worth $100, I will give you $2 for the lot!'